Hotel Gritti Palace

Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 2467-San Marco, Venice, Italy
San Marco
91 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Quiet
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Venice is a magic city—the site of many a novel, love affair and Bellini cocktail, with pigeons, Canaletto style watery vistas, and alleyways and bridges that lead nowhere. In many ways, the only proper place to stay in Venice is a palace. And of all the palaces-turned-hotels in Venice, they say that the Hotel Gritti Palace is the most perfect.

Certainly it’s perfect for the critics of its sister palace hotel, the Hotel Danieli, and it’s perfect in location, just steps away from San Marco, but nestled deep enough into the alley to be far away from the roar of pedestrian traffic. With its picture perfect view of the Grand Canal, it’s no wonder that its Terrazza restaurant is also one of the most popular places to dine in Venice. “Few things in life,” wrote former guest W. Somerset Maugham, “are more pleasant than to sit on the terrace of the Gritti…”

But above all, the Gritti is romantic—flamboyantly, exuberantly so, with its Venetian palette, canopy beds and woodwork. Well, at least Woody Allen and Soon-Yi, who spent their first married days here, think so. They come back every year. And Maugham noted, “When you see that your bottle of Soave is in the ice pail, waiting for you, as it has been year after year, you cannot but feel very much at home.” Other regulars have included the Scott Fitzgeralds, and perhaps most famously, Hemingway. He liked the walk back from Harry’s Bar.

Despite the Gritti’s palatial aura and especially despite the portrait of its original owner, Doge Gritti, gazing sternly down on the lobby, a touch of spirited bohemia lingers. You can even, if you’re so inspired (and equipped with a few thousand extra dollars) book yourself into the Hemingway Suite. It’s been refurbished, of course, and looks quite regal, with its gold brocade curtains and massive chandeliers. But, come late night, you can still chuck empty wine bottles out of the same window as Papa Ernest himself.

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Hotel Gritti Palace
Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 2467-San Marco, Venice, Italy
San Marco

Amenities & Services

  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Air conditioning
  • Bikes available
  • EV Charging Station

Need to Know

  • When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • No parking available.
  • Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an existing bed.
  • You haven't added any cots.
  • You haven't added any extra beds.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

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